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Hepatocellular carcinoma and hepatic cirrhosis in the west of Scotland: a 25-year necropsy review.
  1. R A Burnett,
  2. R S Patrick,
  3. W G Spilg,
  4. W M Buchanan,
  5. R N Macsween


    A two-fold increase in the incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma in the west of Scotland is reported on the basis of a 25-year retrospective necropsy review (313 cases). This increase is not accompanied by a corresponding increase in the incidence of hepatic cirrhosis. The relationship between hepatocellular carcinoma and hepatic cirrhosis is discussed in the light of these findings.

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